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Elizabeth Prout Parks, MD, MSCE

Elizabeth Prout Parks, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street
Suite 1590
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (267) 426-9721
Fax: (215) 590-0604
AB (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Dartmouth College, 1994.
MD (Medicine)
Tufts University School of Medicine, 1999.
MSCE (Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology)
The University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Obesity Epidemiology, Health Disparities in Obesity, Childhood Obesity prevention and treatment, Community Based Research.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Nutrition, ChildObesity treatment, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery (medical management)

Selected Publications

Parks EP, Kazak A, Kumanyika S, Lewis L, Barg FK: Perspectives on Stress, Parenting and Child Obesity-related Behaviors in Black Families. Health Educ Behav 2016

Parks EP: Perceptions of Adolescents with Severe Obesity Utilizing Social Media as a Peer Support Tool: A Qualitative Study Obesity Week, New Orleans, LA November 2016.

Park EP: Are the Influences of Environmental Factors on Severe Obesity in Adolescents Altered with an Obesity Intervention Program. Obesity Week, New Orleans, LA November 2016.

Gerber JS, Bryan M, Ross RK, Daymont C, Parks EP, Localio AR, Grundmier RW, Stallings VA, Zaoutis TE,: "Antibiotic Exposure During the First 6 months of Life and Weight Gain During Childhood" JAMA 2016.

Parks EP, Bishop CT, Moore RH, Sarwer DB: The Implementation and Acceptability of Social Media in the Medical Weight Management of Severely Obese Youth. Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA November 2015.

Parks EP, Hill DL, Pool A, Moore RH: Baseline Demographic and Behavioral Predictors of Weight Loss in Severely Obese Adolescents. Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA November 2015.

Parks EP, Kazak A, Kumanyika S, Lewis L, Barg FK: Perceptions of Stress Among Blacks Affect Obesity Related Behaviors in Their Children. Obesity Week, Boston, MA November 2014.

Gerber JS,Parks EP, Ross R, Bryan M, Grundmeier R, Burrows E, Daymont C, Stallings V, Zaoutis T: The Impact of Early Life Antibiotic Exposure on Childhood Weight Gain. Infectious Diseases Week, Philadelphia, PA October 2014.

Boelig MB, Collins JL, Mehta S, Parks EP, Williams NN, Aggarwal R: Bariatric Surgery for Adolescent Obesity: A Systematic Review of 1,322 Patients. International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 14th World Congress, Montréal, Canada August 2014.

Parks EP, Zemel B, Moore RH, Berkowitz RI: Change in body composition during a weight loss trial in obese adolescents. Pediatr Obes 9(1): 26-35, 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00139.x.

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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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